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School’s Out for Summer

School’s Out for Summer… But Not Your Small Business Whether you’re more excited about firing up the grill, relaxing on the beach or being more active, the warm summer months can provide challenges for your small business — especially if you’re based at home. It doesn’t take much for a seasonal change to derail your…

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Savings Plans For Small Businesses

Learn About Savings Plans For Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business. Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more. Read More…

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June is National Safety Month

When was the last time you’ve revisited your workplace safety plan? Not only is it the law, but it also can ensure that you and your employees are always safe.  In honor of National Safety Month, we would like to highlight four resources that will help you identify unsafe behaviors, create opportunities for improvement and…

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Part-time and Summer Jobs

Part Time or Seasonal Help Businesses often need to hire workers on a seasonal or part-time basis. For example, some businesses may need seasonal help for sporting events, holidays, and commercial fishing or harvest seasons. Whether you are getting paid or paying someone else, questions often arise over the tax treatment of payments for part-time…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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About the WannaCry Ransomware Virus Attack

  Here, at HR Gear, our systems are protected by McAfee, as well as additional server-side software including Wordfence and Sucuri. We received this message from McAfee, and pass it along to you, so that you can keep your systems, servers, and apps free from attacks, such as the recent WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware attack. Message from…

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Small Business Healthcare Deadline

You have just a few days left to enroll through the SHOP Marketplace for small group coverage beginning on June 1. The deadline is Monday, May 15. Visit HealthCare.gov/Small-Business to enroll your small business or non-profit employees today! Already enrolled in coverage but delaying making an appointment with your doctor? Find tips on how to…

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IRS Scams and Spam

Is it really the IRS calling? Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee….

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Bill Prohibits NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Prohibiting All NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History of Job Applicants May 4, 2017 City takes major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color NEW YORK—In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all…

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New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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